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UnleashWD Opens Distributors' Eyes To Innovation

October 31, 2014 4:58 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The third annual UnleashWD in Chicago was a great opportunity for distributors to learn how to inject innovation and new thinking into their existing business.                          

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3 Ways To Improve Accuracy In Your Supply Chain

October 31, 2014 2:35 pm | by Columbus | Articles | Comments

Innovative companies newly envision how they manage changes in their supply chain and business operations.                                         

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PTDA Honors Kaman's McCloskey With Warren Pike Award

October 31, 2014 2:01 pm | by PTDA | News | Comments

Kaman Industrial Technologies' Kevin McCloskey is the 24th recipient of the award for lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control industry.                           

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Ag Chains Plus Joins IDC-USA

October 31, 2014 12:33 pm | by IDC-USA | News | Comments

IDC grows its footprint into the agricultural parts and service market by adding the four-year-old independent distributor.                                     

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Gas Almost Under $3 Nationwide: What To Know

October 31, 2014 12:17 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 33 cents in October, landing Friday at $3.00, according to AAA, and will soon dip under $3 for the first time in four years.                     

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U.S. Consumer Spending Down 0.2 Percent In September

October 31, 2014 12:11 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Economists blamed the weak September spending figure on falling energy prices and slower auto sales after a surge the previous month.                                 

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Radians Launches Nordic Blaze Warming Gear

October 31, 2014 11:22 am | by Radians | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to keep you warm in cold and harsh environments, the ergonomically designed line includes several features and options for added warmth, comfort, and protection.

Royal Quick-Grip CNC Collet Chucks

October 31, 2014 10:20 am | by Royal Products | Product Releases | Comments

The new collet chucks provide a simple, low-cost method for utilizing collets on all CNC lathes and turning centers.

Transforming ERP Key For Distributors, Manufacturers Hoping To Keep Pace With Change

October 31, 2014 9:54 am | by Ranga Bodla, Industry Lead for Wholesale Distribution, NetSuite | Blogs | Comments

NetSuite's Ranga Bodla explains the importance of ensuring an organization's business processes match those of the supporting IT system, of leveraging the best practices for each vertical industry, and knowing what to look for in your ERP partner.

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H2W Technologies Acquires Baldor Linear Motor Product Lines

October 31, 2014 9:20 am | by H2W Technologies, Inc. | News | Comments

H2W will manufacture direct replacement linear electric motors of the acquired Baldor product lines.                                           

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Fixing Walmart's 'Made In America' Infographic

October 30, 2014 5:29 pm | by Alliance for American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The Alliance for American Manufacturing responds to Walmart's infographic — which touted selling made-in-America products — with an infographic of its own.                           

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Sovella LMT Light Motor Table

October 30, 2014 4:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The LMT system is well suited for light industrial, laboratory, light assembly, quality control, packaging, and technical offices.

RBC Bearings Reports Sales Gain, Income Loss

October 30, 2014 4:35 pm | by RBC Bearings | News | Comments

The negative net income was largely due to the after tax impact of costs from consolidation and restructuring of facilities.                                    

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National Oilwell Varco Q3 Sales Up 17 Percent

October 30, 2014 2:24 pm | by National Oilwell Varco | News | Comments

The company set new records for operating profit, EBITDA, and earnings per share during the period on solid revenue gains from continuing operations.                           

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Johnson Controls Q4, Fiscal 2014 Sales Up 3 Percent

October 30, 2014 1:25 pm | by Johnson Controls | News | Comments

Q4 was highlighted by the company reorganizing its Building Efficiency business, as well as divesting the Global Workplace Solutions business.                               

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Colder Weather Drives Forecast Of 2014 Energy-Related CO2 Emissions

October 30, 2014 12:33 pm | by Today In Energy | News | Comments

The forecasted 1.1 percent rise in CO2 emissions for 2014 relative to their 2013 level reflects a combination of historical energy use data already in hand for more than half of the year and forecasted energy use for the remaining months. 

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Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Votes

October 30, 2014 12:25 pm | by Joyce Rosenberg, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.               

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Economy 101: 5 Things To Know About U.S. Growth

October 30, 2014 12:13 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some questions and answers surrounding Thursday's report on a 3.5 percent economic expansion in the July-September quarter.                                     

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U.S. Economy Grew At 3.5 Percent Rate In Third Quarter

October 30, 2014 11:24 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Many economists think full-year growth for 2015 will hit 3 percent, giving the economy the best annual performance since 2005, two years before the Great Recession began.                       

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Survey Shows Growing Preference For 'Made In USA'

October 30, 2014 11:17 am | by Jolie Darrow, Director of Content Strategy, AmericanCertified.com | News | Comments

A renewed interest in “Buying American” seems to be approaching its greatest peak in popularity since the 1940s.                                       

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Smartpick 6000 Supports Order Picking By Zone

October 30, 2014 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

In combination with proven horizontal carousel technology, Smartpick 6000 creates an order fulfillment solution with the utmost efficiency, reducing travel time, and increasing accuracy.

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